Nurse's Notes

Donna Garrett, RN
MNES School Nurse 


End of Year Reminders

All medication must be picked up before or on the last day of school. No medication will be sent home on the bus. Any medication left at school will be destroyed. If your child had a care plan for asthma, epi-pen etc. they will need a new care plan for the 2018-2019 school year. Forms will be sent home with your child for next year. Should you need another copy you can download and print a new form from the Moneta Elementary website. Forms can be found under Nurse’s Notes.



                     ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS

Students will need a Tdap booster to enter the 6th grade. Please meet this requirement by providing Staunton River Middle School with one of the following by July 16, 2018: Proof of immunization (copy of immunization record) or A notarized religious exemption form with a raised seal or registration number. or Medical exemption form signed by your physician indicating temporary or permanent exemption on the Virginia School Entrance Health Form.

FAMIS is Virginia’s health insurance for children of eligible families. Coverage includes doctor visits, prescriptions, dental care, vision care, emergency care and much more.

Call 1-855-242-8282 or go online to



Please register your child in CareDox. CareDox is how the nurse communicates with the parent. The nurse no longer sends home paper clinic visits. You will receive an email from CareDox about your child’s visit. Go to

CareDox Parent Information


Protect your family……

 Clean your hands — Washing your hands often will help protect
you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an
alcohol-based hand rub.
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth — Germs are
often spread when a person touches something that is
contaminated and then touches his or her eyes, nose, and
mouth. Remind you child not to touch their faces.
 Avoid close contact — Avoid close contact with people who are
sick. If you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect
them from getting sick, too.
 Keep your child home when they are sick — Staying home will
help prevent spreading their illness to others. Also resting will
hopefully decrease the recovery time.
 Cover your mouth and nose — Cover your mouth and nose with
a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those
around you from getting sick.
 Practice other good health habits — Frequently disinfect
surfaces, especially when someone is ill. Get enough sleep, be
physically active, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.

When should I keep my child home….?

  • Fever more than 100, your child should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without taking fever reducers.

  • Productive cough with fever.

  • Severe and persistent earache.

  • Sinus drainage that is green or yellow.

  • Red eyes with yellow drainage and matted eyelashes.

  • Vomiting and diarrhea, your child should stay home for 24 hours after symptoms are resolved.

Classroom Celebrations

Always check with the teacher to see if there are any food allergies in the class, before you bring food into the classroom. Remember that food allergies are serious and can be life threatening. Treats can be non-food items such as pencils, markers, stickers, etc.
Also consider any food or non-food item that could be a choking hazard.  Food items that are brought into the class should be healthy.  See the Healthy Food Snack list.
Let’s Get Fit Trail The PTA funded a project for the students at Moneta to have a run/walk trail around the playground. 10 laps = a mile. Around the course different signs will be posted to do exercises, such as 20 jumping jacks. Hopefully this will encourage more exercise during recess. I’m very excited for the students. As soon as the weather breaks the signs will go outside. For now the PE teachers are working with the students so they will know what each signs is asking them to do and showing them how to do the exercises properly. Thank you so much for your help, Moneta PTA, PE teachers, Dr.Trosper, Mr.Bonds and Ms. Jacques for working with me on this project.

Medication:  All medication must be brought to school by the parent.  According to Bedford County Public Schools policy, no medication should be transported on the bus.  Prescription drugs require a consent form signed by the doctor.  Over-the-counter drugs must be in original packaging and require a consent form signed by the parent.


Communication:  If your child has had a recent illness or injury that you are concerned about please contact me by phone @ 540-297-4411 or by e-mail 


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